The partial government shutdown continues primarily due to dispute over funding for the border wall. President Trump has stopped pulling punches and declared the Souther Border would have to be closed entirely if funding wasn’t passed.
After the Senate failed to have enough members to convene for five minutes, it appears the government shutdown will continue through to the new year.
This has left nearly 420,000 federal employees working without pay, while another 380,000 have been placed on furlough.
President Trump let his dissatisfaction be known in a tweet he made regarding the situation.
“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” the president tweeted. “Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!”